There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Johnny Tea | Coach/Trainer/Manual Therapist

Never being complacent and always trying to provide value to everyone I work with. I love the coaching dynamic and always want to make this a fun experience for anyone who needs help. Read more>>

Jason Williams | Writer and Interviewer

With Extreme Metal and Music, it was vital, and important, being exposed to such high level bands at an early age. Hearing Metal that was unique, technical, non-conventional, and quite extreme, allowed me to have the proper ear for it. Ranging from Doom/Death, Progressive, Brutal Death Metal, to Operatic, Symphonic, Avant-Garde Metal, listening to the classic bands, as well as the ones who took different paths in songwriting, it allowed me to hear, observe, and properly assess the musical aspects I was around for. Read more>>

Dr.Deepti Mundkur | Direct Primary Care Physician and Watercolor Artist

I never pictured “myhappydoctor” as a brand until it beautifully evolved into something special over the past two years in San Diego, California. Imagine going to a grocery store and you do not know the price of any items that you pick. Imagine filling gas at the gas station without knowing the price and the bill arrives months later. Imagine walking into a hair salon and you do not know the cost of the haircut until the bill arrives in your mailbox. Read more>>

Rachel Kelly | Clinically trained therapist, healer and emotional wellness coach

The most important factor behind my success of starting my own healing business is by investing time, energy and money into my own deep healing. What people don’t realize is any block they experience whether it be in business, relationships, money, or just in feeling how they want to feel in life ties into nervous system and trauma healing. When we neglect the rewiring of our nervous system, we stay stuck in survival mode and are unable to truly feel SAFE to receive, expand or make bold scary changes we want in our lives. Read more>>

Meredith Pominville | Interior Designer/Owner, Charlie M

I think the most important factor behind my success has really been two sides of the same coin: Insatiable curiosity about every aspect of design and listening deeply to what information is shared. It requires an openminded conversation about what matters and an understanding that each of us has a unique set of needs and perspective. What is important to one client may not be a blip on the radar of another. I find that when I sit down with a new client I feel like I am interviewing them as much as they are interviewing me. Read more>>